The 87th Legislative Session, Interim Opportunities, and Updates on the Fight Against Obesity

Speaker: Dr. David Lakey, Joel Romo, Dr. Deanna Hoelscher
Length: 60 minutes

Participants will learn about the ongoing advocacy of the Partnership for a Healthy Texas, whose mission is to combat obesity in the state via policy change. In this webinar, we will discuss the work of the Partnership, policy wins in the 87th legislative session, the work happening between legislative sessions, and what the landscape looks like for future efforts. Additionally, participants will hear an update on the Texas Research-to-Policy Project, and the use of Texas SPAN data to provide information to decision-makers. Learn more about the Partnership for a Healthy Texas and get involved at https://partnershipforahealthytexas.org.

Speakers:
David Lakey, MD
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, The University of Texas System
Chair of the Partnership for a Healthy Texas

Joel Romo
VP of Governmental Affairs, The Cooper Institute
Legislative Committee Chair of the Partnership for a Healthy Texas

Deanna Hoelscher, PhD, RDN, LD, CNS, FISBNPA
Regional Dean, UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin
Director, Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living

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